Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pink snowflakes

I'm so sorry to not visit or post more often. I have no excuse,and don't know why I have no time,I don't do anything different than I used to do. I'm not going to say I'll be here more often cause that would be a lie,lol.
But I hope you are all ready for the Big Day!
We are going away to visit my husband's family for 2 weeks,it should be very interesting. We will be 7 in a van...need I say more,hehe.
It might be the best Chirstmas we ever had,who knows. Anyways,on to the card...

It's too bad the shot isn't good (as usual) the wh cs is covered with a dryer sheet (used) and has diamond glitter on it,it looks so pretty IRL.

So until next time my friends,have fun stamping!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Quick card for a quick post

Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a great friday,for all you working out of the home peeps,you must be happy it's the end of the week.

Here's another quick card,the cs & dp is SU,the Sentiment is inkidinkado (not sure how to spell that) and the ribbon is from Mr. Michael's.

I am trying to make some french xmas cards and have no nice wording for the inside of the cards. So I went and googled and found some nice ones which I printed out on my puter and now I can make some half decent fr xmas cards.
So off I go...oh I also started taking out some decorations,found stuff I didn't know I had,lol.

Until next time,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Joyeux Noel !

Woohoo,2nd day in a row of posting! I finally managed to take pics of some of the cards I have been making recently. Of course they're all xmas cards,simple ones too so I can mail them at a resonable price.
These are all SU products except the red pearl. The dp is from last year,I still have some so I must use it all this yr,so you'll see it alot. And I made many cards using the bauble punch,I love it!
Until next post everyone,I hope you have a great day...We're Dec 1st already,I just can't believe it!


Monday, November 14, 2011

A simple Joyeux Noel!

Here we go,I've been super busy with xmas card nights with some customers and so now I will have lots of xmas cards to show you all.
This is all SU product with some white heat embossing,they really liked this one,it was simple and easy to do except for the messy Diamond Dazzling leaves,lol. The picture doesn't do the card justice but you know me with cameras and computers...not for me.

Sure hope you are all doing well,I've been doing amazing the last 10 days,I just can't believe it,I think I'm finally healing from my transplant!
Thank the LORD! I talk to him everyday and HE has helped me through all of this!

Until next time my friends

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Busy busy busy!

My oh My! I can't believe how I don't have or take the time to get on here! I'm so embarassed!
If it's not thing it's another. And I've been busy making lots of xmas cards for a craft weekend in a local mall,my monthly card class and I've had 2 stamp a stack lately. So lots of cutting,gluing and busy busy busy. But I love it so much!

This was a card i made quite some time ago. Now when i find time to pics of all the xmas cards,i'll have lots to post.

I miss visiting everyone and hope to be able to do so soon!

Take care,and see you soon!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Less is more

Watch out...2 posts in the same week! I can't believe it!

Well,I still have a few scrapbook pages to do and then I have to start getting ready for a Stamp a Stack I'll be having on Nov. 5th. I'm so excited!

So today's card is pretty simple,flowers we're embossed with white powder and I sponged the white one and popped it up. Sometimes less is more,I really like how it turned out.

Have a super weekend,until next time!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The slacker is here...

I'm so sorry for not visiting and not posting! I just can't seem to get organized and in a routine of what I was doing before. I have been doing Tops scrapbooking pages from years of pictures they've collected and cards here and there. But gee, I can't wait to get back into the swing of things.
I miss all of you and have been visiting here and there but not commenting. I promise,I will get this under control some how,lol.

On to my card,one of my favorites,an easel card,love the bright colors,it's from a sparkly pad (don't have the name right now) and I made it for a friend of mine.
I really like how it turned out.

Hope you are all having wonderful fall weather. We had 2 days of nice sun which I love and today they are calling for rain. Enjoy your day everyone~!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Christmas Step Cards

Oh my goodness,where has the time gone!!! I've been such a bad blogger the last few months! I just can't keep up,renos,trying to walk with a friend,errands,cleaning,trying to make never ends. The summer has come and gone and we didn't get to go camping whatsoever.
Maybe things will get better now that parts of the house has been renovated,hopefull DH will not start another project. I shouldn't complain cause most men I know wouldn't have done what my hubby has done in such a short time. But you know how it is to live in dust and dirt and no shower for a week...ya,we had to go to my BIL's to wash. But it looks great and things are better!

Anyways,with all that said,I made a few of these step cards,I should of taken a pic sideways,they look really neat.
I'm hoping to be able to get back to visit all of you really soon! Just wanted to let you know,besides the migraine,things are well!

Until next time,

Friday, August 19, 2011

I think I found my wings...

Hey everyone!!! Yes I'm still out and about,gee whiz,where has the summer gone??? I've been busy and somewhat sick,nothing serious,but when I thought I was better,other health issues started. But I'll get them fixed soon I hope.
I haven't created much lately,been working in this house of ours,it's hard to renovate an old house isn't it.
These surprises keep popping up,Thank God,I HAVE A HANDYMAN!
Anyways,onto my card,I made a quick card the other day just to say I played and relaxed so much and I also used some old scraps (which I have a ton of).
Today,we are leaving for our camper,I remember 2 yrs ago,we we're there every weekend,this year and last year we went maybe 4 times througout the whole summer. So this weekend we are running away from the renos and they better not find us,lol!

Have a super weekend my friends and I'll try to visit you as much and often as I can!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Where do I begin!!! First off,sorry for not popping in here for soooo long!
So much has happened in the last month,back in March my DH left the building where he was working as a superintendent. We moved into his brother's house which he was renting.It's an older home but on July 1st we decided to buy it and do some renos. Well one thing led to another,we have,well my husband has,done so much work.
Working long hrs days in days out. I have been doing lots of cleaning and more cleaning and it's never ending. Needless to say,I was without a computer for many weeks,now my stamp room is back to somewhat normal,it's been renovated.
Then on July 17th we drove to Toronto to see Josh Groban in concert and we got to touch him,he gave my hubby a hug!!!!! It was so special,wow! what a concert.
The next day we went to London for my FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY CHECK UP! It was all good news,they are concerned with low plaletes but other than that,everything is pretty much back to normal. So it was an emotional journey!!!!
I don't know when I will be posting back to normal,but I sure do miss you all!!!! Just wanted to pop in to let you know,that things are going well. I will try to post and visit more in the near future! Hope you are all doing well my friends,take care!

As for my card,it was a card i made back in June,pretty easy peasy!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I'm still here!!!!

Hey everyone! Yes,I'm still alive and kickin'! I haven't posted in almost a month,that's terrible!

Life has been good,bad,weird,ups,downs...I could go on forever but hey,it's life! I haven't created much but did manage to finally use my new punch. Got away with easy peasy but at least I made something.

I've been really struggling with my weight so I try to walk but when I walk I'm soar in the abdomen for a couple of days then I get discouraged...just can't win!
I haven't blogged or visited,just been in a rutt,so it's time to wake up & smell the coffee Diane! I still go to my weight support group (Tops) every week,thank goodness cause I think I would weigh much more. I will try to visit a few of my friends in blog land as much as I can except this weekend we are going to the camp on friday morning as it is Canada Day,a long weekend!

So take care my friends!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

With a little Strength & Hope!

Hello everyone! Haven't posted in awhile. Been swamped with migraines!!! Urghhhh!!!! I finally went to the dr's and she prescribed me something for them,so I can't wait to see if it'll help the next time I get one.

So last night I had Stamp Night with my Ladies!!
And this is what we made with the Strength and Hopes set in the Mini Cat (SU). We made the card which was pretty simple and the little purse with the top note die which holds a gift card inside. Added some ribbon for the handles and used velcro to keep it closed,they just loved it. We also made another card with the set and a favor bag. I just love those nights,we get to gab,laugh and create!!!

Camping season has started again,so I'll be away every weekend. We'll be able to relax this year,not waiting for the call!!!! It will make such a huge difference. So until next time my friends!
Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Strength & Hope!

I just had to play with my new stamp set!!!
Here's a card I made for POM's MTC7-Ribbon. Yes another great challenge on Jen's blog and I got on it right away,I knew what I wanted to do and used some left overs at the same time. So if you have created something with ribbon,why not enter it in this challenge!

Thanks Jen for yet another fun challenge!

I just love this new set from SU,it is one that will be used often. Unfortunately we know so many family and friends that have been touched with this evil illness (cancer) and with purchasing this set,SU will give $2. to the Cancer Society with each set purchased. So if you haven't gotten your set yet...get on it,it's for a great cause!
Until next time my friends!

Oh Bliss,look at what I've won!!

Hope you haven't forgotten about me,lol! I just had some yucky moments,got ready for camping season and alot more excuses which i'm sure you don't want to hear about. But I have to get out of this rutt and keep going.

So what better way than to receive this fabulous set in the mail from Jen's challenge. She puts on these great challenges and not many people join,so if you like challenges and I know many of you out there do...why not check her blog out. You won't be sorry to visit her great blog,she does awesome and beautiful work,so head on over there! Hurry Hurry!!!!

And I do have a card to show,which we made a stamp class a couple weeks ago,a sympathy card made with all SU procucts.
Now I'm off to play with the new SU Strength & Hope set.
They are having a promotion with every set sold they will donate $2.oo to the cancer society. We all know someone that has been touched by that dreadful desease,so I will be making a class with that set.Off to work I go!!!!
Have a fabulous day my friend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

POM Challenge!

Hello dear friends! Hope your week is a good one so far! Mine sure is,1st off I'll tell you about my card.
I'm entering this in the Monday's THEME Challenge:
MTC6:1st B'day at Pieces of Ali 'n Me.
I went in the liliacs and pinks and added some Cotton Candy Stickles which you can't really see in the pic.
I really enjoy Jen's Challenges,you should head on over there and check them out! Lots of fun!!!

I've had a great day so far,went for a walk even though it was drizzling this morning,got some housework done,made this card and now I will get ready to go play at Paulette's tonight. I must say,it's a Good Good Day!

I am back on track with my weight loss,we had a new member joining Tops 6 weeks ago,and she found me on facebook to tell me how I have inspired her...Well,now she has motivate me to get back on track! Thanks Julie!

Have a great day! Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2X winner!!!

I'm back and with happy news...I won a 2nd time at POM challenge! I was reading my emails and checking Jen's blog and OMG! I won! Woohoo!

I will post more tomorrow about my weekend,I'm really tired and just can't think of what to until tomorrow my friends!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Father's Day !

Happy Friday!!!!

Here's an easel card that we made at Stamp Night on wednesday. I wanted to make a Father's Day card and boy oh boy,I don't have any Man Stamps!!!
So I went with Loads of Love set and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. We used the brayer in barely banana & then went at the top used crushed curry. Added some brads for the tire caps and also the hardware for the inside of the card.

I'll be away for the weekend so no posting or visiting for me.
I'll be telling you all about my weekend next tuesday,I'm sure I'll have lots to tell!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,Wishing lots of sunshine!!!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Birdie flying to a challenge!

Here's my tweetie from Doodle Pantry again! I just love this bird,he makes me smile everytime I see him!

I'm entering this cutie in the MTC5 Challenge:DEW DROPS, I know, like Jen said,they are old,but why not use the ones we have. So I made the sky from sponging with a template I made myself so that my little bird looks like he's falling from the sky. And used a scrap to run through my label nestie instead of a ribbon and the sentiment is from SU set "Bliss",so are the cs & punch.Oh and if you go to Jen's blog,there's also a nice FREE SENTIMENT you can download!!

So I had a great evening with 2 ladies at my stamp night,
we made 2 cards which was lots of fun and yapped yapped yapped!

Well,tomorrow the weekend is upon us once again and DH & I are leaving saturday for a short weekend get away to visit my friend Anne. Oh I can't wait to see her face,it's a surprise!!! Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May Flowers Just For You!

Happy tuesday my friends!

Today's card is for a the House Mouse Challenge #95-May Flowers.
Unfortunately I don't have any of their stamps,
but do have a few images from SCS,Thank goodness. So I can enter this cutie in the challenge.

The design team have made some wonderful creations,you should go have a peak and maybe have time to join their challenge!

It's been a great day,lots done and had time to create this card and now I have to get a couple cards made for tomorrow's SU night! Enjoy the rest of the day and until next time!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A little set for a friend.

Hi there everyone! Hope you all had a Wonderful Mother's Day to all you Moms out there!
Here it was sunny but chilly,I brought my Mom some nice decorations at the cemetary and had my cry. Today is a better day!
Thank You for your kind comments yesterday!

Here is a little set of Thank You cards I made for my Mentor.I use a nestabilitie to create the shape of the card and added the Butterfly stamp from SU on the envie.
She doesn't follow my blog so I'm safe to post this. Her family is celebrating her 10th Transplant Anniversary on sunday the 15th and it is also her Birthday!!! So guess who we'll be surprising on the 15th!!! Oh I can't wait! So I'm putting together a basket of all kinds of things,note books,candle,candies,cup and those butterflies i made a while back. I need a few more things to put in there but when I'm all done,I'll take a pic to show you.

It's an 8 hr drive from here but it'll be worth the drive! I was talking to her last weekend and was telling her that the weekend of the 15th we'll be opening up our camper for the season but it's not true,hehe!!! I'm so excited,it'll be really quick,drive there saturday,the party is on sunday and we come back monday. My DH offered to drive me there and to do this,he's the best!

Anyways,those Thank you cards will be going in that basket as well.There's only four but she'll put them to good use. She loves hand made things!

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

I have no card to show because I am feeling low. I never was so lucky to be a Mother and today I visit my Mom at the cemetary. So for those of you that are Moms and still have your Mom,please hug them and be happy for who they are and enjoy every minute you have with them. It's a beautiful sunny day to bring some flowers to my mom so off I go!!!!


It keeps getting better!

I had another wonderful surprise yesterday!


With this card,the challenge was to add SWIRLS to your card or project.
It just keeps getting better ! I think I should buy some lottery tickets,lol!

Thanks Jen! She has another great challenge this week if you want to play along,HERE!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Weekend To All!

My this is such a WONDERFUL weekend!

It was our 11th Wedding Anniversary yesterday so DH and I went on a dinner date and then went to a local comedy play which we enjoyed so much.
We hadn't gone a date in so long,why do we wait for an occasion I don't know. But we'll def have to do this more fun.

We planned to go to our camp ground this morning to set up the outside stuff,pull out the extension and putter around,so I did a bit of blog surfing before head out of course and as I was visiting Jeanette's blog,I read on and find out that I WON her BLOG CANDY!!! Now that's the way to start your saturday!

If you haven't been on Jeanette's blog,you should head on out there,she does AMAZING work! Thanks again Jeanette!!!

Now enough yapping from me,lol! On to my card...Another cutie from Doodle Pantry. I just love this bird,he just puts a big smile on my face. I colored this one in a light blue,added a bit of yellow in his wing and tail and sponge yellow all around the image. He's popped up on 3 nesties and then I used the iron fence MS punch. The sentiment is also from Doodle Pantry punched out with SU punches.Added some bling again and voila!

Hope you all have a Wonderful Mother Day Weekend to all you MOMs!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tweet Happy Birdie!

Here's a card I made for a Challenge at Doodle Pantre DPDC12,it's a pretty easy challenge to follow. All you have to do is to use one of their digis. I had purchased this one a couple weeks ago,just LOVE him.
This card is for a cancer survivor and she went for a check up and had good news so I think this is perfect! It's a precolored image,oh too cute!

So if you want to play along,they are giving out a free image just to play along,so go ahead and visit them,they have some new releases today that are so precious! Doodle Pantry is where to go!

Now I'm going to play some more,lol! Have a good day my friends!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Borders,bling and swirl

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week!The weekend is upon us once again! We had awful cold weather,still got some snow yesterday and early this morning but they are calling for 18 tomorrow...YAY!

For this card I used an old wish rak image I rec'd quite a while back.Used a nestie for the image and embellished it with bling and pearls,added some stickles to her wings and clouds. At the end there was missing something in the top right corner,so I added a swirl. I think it looks ok.
Inside,there's a sentiment that says "EVERY CLOUD HAS ANGELS"
I would like to enter this card in the DCC4 Challenge which is SWIRLS

Have a super weekend! Hugs,Diane

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fast & simple for my stash

Here's a card for my stash.
Used up some odds and ends,some new paisley dp from SU,used 2 diff border punches,embosses some flowers in white from the Greenhouse garden set and the sentiment is from Short & sweet set,added some orange bling and it makes a cute little card for my stash.

Oh I hope the weather is better than here where you are! It's been cold and miserable with rain & snow,oh dear I can't wait for the sun to be here forever! I don't know about you but I find it hard to create with this kind of weather.
Oh well,maybe it'll be better tomorrow.

I'll be watching the BIG WEDDING tomorrow,just can't wait to see that! They are so sweet together!
Well,hope you all have a great day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just for you!

Here's a cutie I've had for a long time and hadn't inked yet!
Shame on me!!! So I was blog surfing and saw a challenge at Anyone for Anya so thought it would be a great time to use this cutie from the set Just For You!

So anyone else want to play along,head on over there!
There's a cute prize up for a lucky winner!

I thought I'd make a boy card which I never make. Dressed him up (colored him up) in boyish blues,he's so sweet!
I didn't put any sentiment,but I think I'll make up the inside of the card when an occasion comes up.

I've been battling a MIGRAINE once again. Tonight was better so decided to come play.
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Butterflies for my mentor!

Oh my I'm sooooo excited! Look at these cuties!
I'm making them for my mentor!
As most of you know I had my liver transplant last July and through my long journey I had a MENTOR, her name is Anne.
Well Anne is CELEBRATING HER 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER GIFT OF LIFE! She was there through the good times and bad,when I had questions she could answer them cause she had gone through what I was going through. She was our rock through the waiting period and when I rec'd the tx,she was there for my husband. She is our Angel!!!

She lives in Toronto,(8 hrs from where I live) she doesn't know but my husband & I will be attending her dinner celebration. So I thought I would make these little darlings in all sorts of colors and inside it reads "HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY ANNE! And in the back I added the date with another butterfly punch. I know she will appreciate this,she loves the cards I send her and keeps each and everyone of them. I love surprises and can't wait to see her face!!!!!

I'm waiting to see how many people will be attending,I'll probably need to make many more and I'm happy to do so. Imagine that,she had her liver transplant 10 yrs ago!!!!!! I'm so happy for her and hope I'll be celebrating my 10 th as well.

So this is what I spent the afternoon doing. I must take a break now,they are so cute,I love them. What do you think? Will she like them,the symbol of a transplant is the BUTTERFLY!
I can enter these for the
Butterfly Wedenesday Challenge HERE

Well,I hope you all have a Blessed Easter Sunday!

Hoping to see some Beautiful Butterflies Soon!

I just had to try to make one of these,cause you know me and butterflies! I saw them on Roxy's blog which she had a link to where to get the tutorial,so away I went to Bronwyn's blog's. My she does beautiful work! Do drop by to see her work.

So today as I have nothing to do,well I would have lots of housework to do but decided to play instead. So I think I will make some of these beauties in different colors and embossing folders to keep on hand. They are very small,they are made from the SU Beautiful Butterflies dies,oh I just love it!!!

I sponged it in Old Olive,one of my fav colors (green) and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes mounted on the SU punch.Oh and the brad is also SU.
Have a super duper day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Scalloped Easel Card

I made this cute little easel card for a friend. She had been working at KFC for over 30 yrs...imagine that! That's a whole lotta chicken going on. She just adores getting handmade cards,so I thought I'd send her this one.

I've entered my card in the following challenges
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 99, Flowers

Wishing you all a Very Happy Easter!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm not a quitter!

Hi everyone! Well like the Title says,I'm not a quitter,lol!
I've been eating chocolate soooo much and I see it on my hips,now I have to start weening off of it,cause first of all,I don't want to be diabetic and 2nd of all,I've gained 9 lbs since xmas. So it's time to get serious about this before 10 lbs becomes 20 and so on! Anyways,I know what to do,it's to do it!

On to the's the SU set Eat Chocolate,used my label punch and made a background punch in choc brown. The dp is from a 6x6 pack and the sentiment is stamped in close to cocoa on confetti cs. Added some brown brads and a sentiment inside and voila. Simple and easy!

Last night my friend Paulette came over,we had a great time chatting and checking some blogs and techniques and ideas. We didn't create anything but it was fun anyways!

Have a super thursday and I'll try to do the same!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Punched posies

Hey everyone! It's already Monday night,gee time flies by doesn't it. I had a lazy weekend,didn't do much and I'm more tired than anything. Oh well,for my card today,I used Elegant Eggplant cs and ink,also used Lavender Lace ink and pear pizzaz for the leaves and stem. The flower is from the set Punched Posies and the Sentiment is Live Laugh Love set. All SU product except the nestie. The dp is an old one from SU,can't remember the name of it. I have a couple of friends coming over tonight to make a couple cards,should be fun. Always good gossip going on,lol! Hope to get some blog surfing done tomorrow,after house work of course. Darn house work,always gets in the way of playing doesnt it! Until next time my friends, Hugs,Diane

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Happy B'day tent card

Hi everyone,hope you are all having a great week. It's almost the weeken again, I just can't believe it. It seems that I don't get anything done,but yet the days go by so quick! So this is a B'day card I made for a friend of mine. She really liked a Tent card I had shown her,so I decided to make her one. She also knows how important Butterflies are to me,so I'm sure she will love the dp and the SU & MS punches,in the tent part I stamped the square HB sentiment from Punch Bunch SU and also used the SU punch to punch it out. (That's alot of punches in one phrase isn't it,lol) I hope she will like it,her b'day is on the 19th,gee we're getting old,but young at heart!
This is a side view of the card to show you that it's a Tent Card.

Not the best pic,but I'm the worst photographer,what can I say.

So until next post,I'm trying to recooperate from a busy last 7 days,I wonder if I'll ever be healthy like I used to be. I guess I should be Thankful for I what have right!

Even though I am Thankful,I always think of the days before I was sick...good old days!

Have a wonderful day,Hugs,Diane

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pumpkin Pie

Here's another card from Saturday. No I didn't make a Pumpkin Pie,hehe! Pumpkin pie all the way! Used the frame punch for the sentiment,sponged around it. Then used the heart punch with the hostess punch potpourri set,sponged it around also. Did another punch in PP and the back punch is MS. I forgot to take a pic of the inside,but I added a wh cs and stamped some lovely flowers in the corner. That is it,simple and oh so pretty! So today I have a cleaning at the dentist,yay! Then maybe a little of playing time. Oh I have to decide what we're going to make for dinner. Wish we could just take a pill instead of all this food,lol! Have a super monday! Hugs,Diane

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I enjoyed my day sooooo much!

This one was one of their favorites! Well I had my ladies over yesterday and it was such a blast! We made 8 cards and a little treat bag. They really enjoyed making all the cards,working with diff tools,loved it,so they said! They got here at 12:15 and left at 4:45,it was so funny,one lady that had never made cards before,she didn't want to leave,lol! She asked when the next one was,lol~! Now onto the card,I love the effect of inking the brayer on the CB embosser,added a ribbon and a few punches and also used the butterflie die cut. I just love the vintage effect that the ink made. There's one thing that isn't SU which is the laced butterfly (MS) & the folder (CB)but all other products are SU! CS-Soft Suede,Pretty in Pink Ink-Soft Suede So now I'm off to clean yesterday's mess,not as much fun! Have a great Sunday! Hugs,Diane

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy friday!

Here's my girlie card. I made an easel card using a Lily of the Valley image (Wish Rak) I love their stamps but don't own one of them,so I was really happy to receive this one. I didn't put a sentiment yet,not sure what I'll use it for. It's too bad you can't see the glitter in the wings and the glossy accent on the bow and her slippers. Real cute IRL! I've got a busy weekend ahead...I'm participating in a Dance-a-thon tonight to raise money for a new women shelter that opened in town. I raised $84.00, and am suppose to dance for 3 hrs. I told the organization that i rec'd a tx 8 months ago,so I will dance as long as I can but I know I won't last 3 hrs. So totally understood and we're happy that I am still participating. Then my card stack on saturday,that'll be so much fun. Four ladies are coming so lots of gabbing and card making! And on Sunday I have to go and try some clothes for a Fashion Show that I'll be in on next Tuesday,another fun event!!!! LIFE IS GREAT!!!! Hugs,Diane

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New designer paper

Don't you just love this new dp from SU! It's just beautiful I think! I used all SU product except the 2 baby blue bling on each side of the sentiment. So it's almost the weekend once again. Days are just flying by,it's morning and then time to go to bed again. What's up with that! Must be cause I'm getting older,lol. I just finished coloring a wish rak image that I rec'd a little while back. I haven't made a girlie card in awhile so I might just attemt to do that this afternoon. Wishing you all a great rest of the day! Hugs,Diane

Monday, April 4, 2011

Can't wait for saturday!

Oh boy,it looks like there was a tornadoe in here! I've been making cards all day,actually I made 5 of them and oh I'm so excited! I have 4 ladies that will be coming over on saturday for a card stack,I think that's what they call it. Anyways,so that's what I did all afternoon until 8 pm (I did have dinner though,15 mins). I got 7 cards ready for 5 ladies (just in case someone brings an extra person). And I made a little bag which I will give to a lucky lady with some goodies in it. Oh I can't wait! This card isn't one for saturday,it's a card I made yesterday with some left overs which will go in my stack. Again I used the same dp and made a little bird from SU's bird punch,added some dollar heart brads,a sentiment and embossed the card base with a CB folder. I had such a productive day,did some dusting,washed my floors,threw a stew in the crockpot (love to do that,cause then you have dinner ready while doing all kinds of stuff)...played for the rest of the day. Not sure what I'll do today,I do have to go to the bank and then Tops meeting at night. I guess I should take it easy,don't want to pay for doing too much,lol! Guess I should stop yapping,that's if you're still reading,lol! Have a great tuesday everyone!!! Hugs,Diane

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rose from a bird punch!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We had a quiet one which was good. I did manage to make a couple of cards,it felt so good! I used the SU Bird punch to make a rose which I saw on Frenchie's blog (Thanks France!). It is all SU,Melom mambo cs and ink,corner punch,label punch,ribbon and dp. I bought the dp a good sale price in SU's clearance last yr,so I have lots still to use. Just love that paper. Added some pink pearls (oops not SU) and Voila! Makes a nice Mother's Day card dontcha think! Have a super week my friends! Hugs,Diane

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Mail!

Look what I got in the mail yesterday!!! It sure made my day since I was in bed with a REALLY BAD MIGRAINE! It lasted for 2 days,I thought it would never end! Funny how I woke up this morning and it was all gone,Thank goodness! So DH went to get the mail and this pretty planner that I won from Angel's blog was in the mail! Isn't it gorgeous,it's a 2 year planner,I just love the colors she used and to top it off...there's a beautiful butterfly! Thanks so much Angel,I've already put in my important appts in it! Angel has an awesome blog just like you all do my friends so if you'd like to pay her a visit,you'll see her great talent! Hope you all have a super friday! I've unpacked some more boxes today and so now I plan on playing a bit,enough of this hard work,lol!!! Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just for you!

Happy tuesday peeps! I made a card last night,one of my favs,an easel card. The card base is SU soft suede & I used the Greenhouse garden set stamped in soft suede and crushed curry,the For you is also stamped in soft suede mounted on creamy caramel cs. I also made a flower from the Build a blossom set for the inside of the card. Added a ribbon and voila. It took longer to make that flower than it did to make the whole card,lol. So not much planned for today. Since we moved here a week ago,I am getting alot of pain in my joints,this house is an older home and very humid. And I woke up with a MIGRAINE today!!!! Oh well,hopefully it'll go away soon. Hope you all have a terrific tuesday and Thanks for coming by! Hugs,Diane

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday monday!

It's monday already,where did the weekend go??? Well,I got to play a bit on sunday evening. Made a couple of cards. This one is from the SU Just believe set, I seem to use this one quite often. I used some older cs I had from SU,and Heat embossed the flowers and saying in glittery black (looks real nice IRL). Added a sating ribbon & some black pearls and there you have it! I think it turned out pretty nice. So today we did alot of running around,changing addresses and groceries and now I'm sitting down enjoying a cup of coffee,(love my Kurig coffee machine) and now I will try to visit some of my friends and maybe see if I can enter a challenge,haven't done that in such a long time. Have a great rest of the day and I'll try to do the same! Hugs,Diane

Friday, March 25, 2011

We're all moved!!!!

Well I'm still alive!

I hadn't moved in 9 1/2 yrs and hope not move again anytime soon. Gee I hate moving,especially when you are just renting. Maybe next time we move it'll be ours. We're almost all settled in,we had lots of help and my DH is doing all the hard work and won't let me do any lifting or stretching.

I haven't played yet but this was a card I had done before we decided to move,it was done so quick!
My DH had to quit for health reasons,he's OK,but will need some time to get his health back on track.
And that meant getting out of that building which he took care of for almost 9 yrs.

Anyways,on to the card...It's one of my new SU set
Easter Blossoms which was stamped on the Top note die and used Melon Mambo cs and inked the little girl in the same ink color. Used MS icicle punch to do the grass and the ribbon is from Michaels. So I hope to be able to play again soon,my room is almost all set up. There's a big window and a patio door to the backyard,therefor lots of light in here which I love!

Have a great weekend my friends and I'll be visiting as soon as I can! Today is address changing day,yucky!!! Smile!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Must take some time to move

Hi everyone! I will be away for at least a week maybe longer. We are moving on the weekend which was very unexpected but we need to do this. We will have to take our time to do this,I am fine,and hope we will get alot of help to do the move.
Hope to return soon,until next post,bye for now!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

You're too kind

Happy Saturday my friends!

Today's card is all SU product. I've been using some old & new products I have,experimenting,having fun.
I used the 2 step technique,not sure if you can see it in the pic,the flowers on the crumb cake cs are stamped in pumpkin pie and crumb cake,the dp are scraps I had,punches are all SU and the sentiment is from oh I have to check...Whimsical Words,I should of known that,I use that set so often,just love it!
I lied,it's NOT all SU,the border punch isn't. I did not own one SU border punch but did receive one on thurs in my order so I will use it in the future.

Not much planned this weekend for us. Maybe I'll get to play a bit,not sure.
Watching the news is so depressing,those poor people in Japan. Lets pray for them!

Have a great weekend,Hugs,Diane

Friday, March 11, 2011

Build a Blosson in Blue!

Happy Friday!

A quick post for today,so many things to do!

I got my SU order on wed and this is one of the sets in there,I couldn't wait to get it "Build a Blossom". As for inking the petals,I used pacific point for the outside and the inside was sponged with tempting turquoise,I added some navy ribbon and brad and the dp is from a pad I rec'd in my starter kit. I also sponged the contour of the confetti white cs in navy blue. Oh and I
used my new SU corner punch on the dp and will add a sentiment when needed!

That's it for today,I'm off to get some work done!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I wish I was a Butterfly...

Beautiful butterflies!!! You know how much I love butterflies and some of you know what they mean to me!
Thinking of my Donor,I made this card with he or she in mind.This is the card I had embossed with my homemade
template. I added some dp butterflies over it and some SU dies in cs. Used my gel pen for the dots and a couple of brads. You can't see it in the pic,but I sponged the contour
of the card in white,didn't put a sentiment,will wait to see
what I'll use the card for.

DH & I had a crazy stressful couple of days...hope it gets better!
Tomorrow is friday,that's a good thing!
Have a good day! Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reveal to my Secret Pal

Well,I made another stationary box. The ladies at Tops just loved the 2 that I brought in for a donation. Some ladies asked if I would sell some.Wellllll for the amount of time put into them,they would never pay the price. So I will make them once in awhile as gifts. This one is for my Secret Pal which we are revealing tonight. I noticed last week she really liked the ones I brought in so I decided to make her one. Hope she likes it!

Here's a little sample of what's inside.

I used some old SU paper i had been hoarding,love it. I added a post it note instead of a note book like the other set I had done.
It's a beautiful sunny day,but I'm going for a snooze,just drained out today and don't know why cause I haven't overdone anything.
Sometimes you just have to listen to your body,and he's telling me to go for a snooze,so I'm going to listen for once,lol!
Have a great tuesday my friends!